Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Arndt F. Schilling

Associate Professor

Clinic for Plastic Surgery

Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Schilling (b. 1972) conducts research in the field of wound healing and failure to heal.

Following his studies in medicine and molecular biology at the Universities of Göttingen and Hamburg, he completed his PhD at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf in the Department for Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery. Following work as one of Germany’s first full-time medical researchers in trauma surgery, he took on a junior professorship in 2007 at TUHH to learn more about the art of engineering for biomedical research. Since November 2010 he has led the research department at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery at Krankenhaus rechts der Isar. He is fascinated by the disease-related basic science of tissue regeneration and repair.


  • TUM IdeAward (2014)
  • Innovationspreis der Bioregionen in Deutschland (2013)
  • Osteologischer Forschungsgruppenpreis der DVO und DAdorW (2012)
  • Innovationspreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie (2005)
  • Young Investigator Award der American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (2004)

Key Publications (all publications)

Schinke T*, Schilling AF* (*geteilte Erstautorschaft), Baranowsky A, Seitz S, Marshall RP, Linn T, Blaeker M, Huebner AK, Schulz A, Simon R, Gebauer M, Priemel M, Kornak U, Perkovic S, Barvencik F, Beil FT, Fattore AD, Frattini A, Streichert T, Pueschel K, Villa A, Debatin KM, Rueger JM, Teti A, Zustin J, Sauter G, Amling M: "Impaired gastric acidification negatively affects calcium homeostasis and bone mass". Nature Medicine. 2009; 15(6):674-81.


Hoenig E, Winkler T, Goepfert C, Mielke G, Paetzold H, Schuettler D, Machens HG, Morlock MM, Schilling AF: "High amplitude direct compressive strain enhances mechanical properties of scaffold-free tissue-engineered cartilage". Tissue Eng Part A. 2011; 17(9-10): 1401-11.


Bozec A, Bakiri L, Hoebertz A, Efert R, Schilling AF, Kommenovic V, Scheuch H, Priemel M, Stewart C, Amling M, Wagner E: "Osteoclast size and survival is controlled by Fra-2 through LIF/LIF-receptor signaling and hypoxia". Nature. 2008 Jul 10; 454(7201): 221-5.


Schilling AF, Mulhausen C, Lehmann W, Santer R, Schinke T, Rueger JM, Amling M: “High bone mineral density in pycnodysostotic patients with a novel mutation in the propeptide of cathepsin K”. Osteoporos Int. 2007; 18(5): 659-69.


Schilling AF, Kummer T, Marshall RP, Bauerochse A, Jopp E, Pueschel K, Amling M: "Two and three-dimensional analysis of bone mass and microstructure in a bog body from the Iron Age." Am J Phys Anthropol. 2008; 135(4): 479-83.